LevizAlbania, the project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, implemented by the consortium of three Albanian organizations "Open Society Foundation for Albania", "Partners Albania for Change and Development" and "Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development" announces winning projects of the Call for Applications No.8.
The call for applications No. 8 of LevizAlbania went through public and transparent processes from the online application to the drafting of complete project proposals by qualified applicants from the Ideas Competitions that the project organized.
The Call for Applications No. 8 collected a total of 229 applications covering the entire territory of the country with ideas and civic initiatives, from informal groups and civil society organizations, which focused on strengthening local democracy, improving local governance and growth of civic engagement in the context of involvement in local decision-making.
LevizAlbania held Ideas Competitions, a unique mechanism in which qualified ideas for this phase are publicly presented before the LevizAlbania Grants Board, a board composed of prominent civil society and journalism personalities from Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia.
The Ideas Competitions took place in Tirana as a result of the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to maintain measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, they were broadcast LIVE on the social media communication channels of LevizAlbania project. Since the launch of LevizAlbania project (2015), 24 idea contests have been held for 8 calls for applications, bringing to the public 1680 ideas generated by citizens, informal groups and civil society organizations and made public for all interested through 192 hours of LIVE broadcast.
Out of 71 concept ideas qualified in the Ideas Competitions, 43 of them qualified for full project proposals, at which stage again the LevizAlbania Grants Board evaluated one by one all the complete project proposals.
At the end of this dynamic and ambitious process, LevizAlbania presents the winning projects of the Call for Applications No. 8 which you can learn by clicking on the link below.
LevizAlbania encourages all civil society organizations, individuals and informal groups that failed to pass this stage to apply in future calls of the project that has impacted the consolidation of local democracy, increasing civic and community engagement and improving local government through citizenship active.